Patatas Bravas

"Brave potatoes", one of the most common dishes found in Spain, is named for its sauce, which may or may not be spicy

One of the most common raciones found across Spain, bravas are diced fried potatoes, served hot and covered in salsa brava. Sauces vary, ranging from allioli and pimentón infused olive oil to smoky tomato cream to bright red bell pepper sauce or even (in tourist infested places) plain mayonnaise. Although often described as spicy, to someone who likes food with some heat, the majority of salsa brava varieties are mild at best, a little deceitful considering the meaning of the name, “brave potatoes,” but delicious none the less.